A major trade went down in the WNBA after the Atlanta Dream acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Washington Mystics on Wednesday afternoon.
Breaking @WNBA news: @AtlantaDream trade to get No. 1 pick from @WashMystics today. Mystics now have No. 3 and No. 14. WNBA Draft is Monday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Time to adjust those mock drafts again.😊
— Mechelle Voepel (@MechelleV) April 6, 2022
The Mystics received the No. 3 and No. 14 overall pick in return and have the right to swap its own first-round choice in 2023 with the first-round selection the Dream received from the Los Angeles Sparks in the Chennedy Carter trade earlier this year. The Dream holds the No. 1 and No. 15 picks in next Monday’s WNBA Draft.
We landed this year’s No. 1 overall WNBA Draft pick in a trade with Washington 💪
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— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) April 6, 2022
Atlanta will pick first overall in the Draft for the first time since 2009 when they selected Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry went on to earn five All-Star selections, seven All-Defensive First team nods and was named to the All-WNBA First Team twice. She also led the Dream to all three of their WNBA Finals appearances in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
The 2022 WNBA Draft will occur next Monday at 7 PM ET on ESPN.